Date: 14th January 2008 at 11:57am
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Stan Collymore has told The Mirror that Villa should go for Jermain Defoe saying he’d score bucket loads for us.

He says he can’t understand why such a prolific player isn’t played and adds, ‘He scores goals, is always a threat around the box and has an exceptional goal-scoring record considering the amount of splinters up his backside from sitting on the bench. So what is it?’

Adding, ‘So my message to Jermain is … ‘Get yourself to Villa Park!”

I was watching the Sky Sports show Sunday Supplement yesterday and they were saying the same thing, Defoe is a goal poacher and should be playing regularly. The one reporter also said he was a real impact player.

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is today being very strongly linked with the player, so it will be interesting to see if there is any movement this week and if we are involved. I hope we are, I can’t see that many strikers out there who are a) available and b) better?

Meanwhile the Sunday Mercury have a source ‘close to the player’ saying that Marlon Harewood is determined to stick it out at Villa and prove his worth. I believe he has been linked to Stoke today.

Our latest poll asks if Stan is right, should we sign Defoe?

The brief poll about a potential Henrik Larsson loan before I spotted their chairman saying no chance had a split between ‘no, we should be buying a top quality striker’ (51%) and yes 47% + 2% unsure.